Marketing and loss prevention have always been intertwined, but the effort to forge a closer bond with shoppers could further enmesh the two functions.
The crime of shoplifting is as old as shopping itself. The first documented cases of shoplifting took place in 16th-century London and involved groups of men called “lifters” (early organized retail crime?).
Reporting crimes in your stores, without outcomes, is just another cost to your business. It's time to change this. [Editor’s Note: This article is a sponsored editorial submission and is written by the sponsor, not LPM editorial staff.]
Today, more than ever, retailers need solutions to address the ever-growing problem of shoplifting and theft. The criminal justice system has not been effective in solving this. [Sponsored Post]
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While there are famous cases of psychopathic individuals committing crimes, the majority of criminals have a conscience that’s functioning just fine. Without deploying careful defense mechanisms, the cognitive dissonance caused by their guilt would eat them alive
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We estimate that these 15,000 offenders caused, at a minimum, more than $1,500,000 in theft damages, or about $100 per incident. However, looking at the value of one incident does not tell the whole story. [Sponsored]
Interviewing active shoplifters is the most interesting part of my job. For an hour, I speak as seldom as I can. I listen, and I observe. What they have to say is fascinating. Their actions and mannerisms weave together with their words like a code waiting to be cracked. Why do people steal?
Stores are packed to the brim with bustling gift-getters, and every second an associate spends dealing with potential holiday theft is a missed sales opportunity.